- Jun 11, 2010
- Reaction score
Rock stars should aim high.So I did the WARS calculator (WedgeDawg's Applicant Rating System (Updated Jan 2017)) and got a 104 score. I have phenomenal EC's I think, along with prestigious awards, fellowships, pubs, presentations, and patents. However, I am a little skeptical about the GPA part. I have nearly a 3.86 GPA and a 522 MCAT, so it puts me in the highest score bracket. However, I find it hard to believe that I should make the majority of my schools I will apply to Tier 1 schools because a 3.86 is either at the 25th percentile or at the 10th percentile for some schools. No T1 or, for that matter, T2 school has a 3.86 average.
I did engineering for undergrad, and my GPA was a 3.96 for half my undergrad, but after I came out as gay to my family, I was told I had a mental illness and was really depressed. I focussed less on school, and it dropped to a 3.86. The thing is, I am Asian, and I'm not sure if I have a shot at these schools if my GPA is the 25th percentile. Do you all have any advice for me?
My WARS categories were as follows:
clinical experience: 3
miscellaneous: 4 (I talked to someone else about this score, and they agreed it would be a 4)
undergrad school: 2
URM: 1 (except for some schools where LGBTQ is URM)
upward GPA trend: 1
How many hours clinical exposure?